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The logic of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa, John F. McCauley, University of Maryland

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The logic of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa
Title
The logic of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa
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John F. McCauley, University of Maryland
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Language
eng
Summary
This book explains why conflicts in Africa are sometimes ethnic and sometimes religious, and why a conflict might change from ethnic to religious even as the opponents remain fixed. Conflicts in the region are often viewed as either 'tribal' or 'Muslim-Christian', seemingly rooted in deep-seated ethnic or religious hatreds. Yet, as this book explains, those labels emerge as a function of political mobilization. It argues that ethnicity and religion inspire distinct passions among individuals, and that political leaders exploit those passions to achieve their own strategic goals when the institutions of the state break down. To support this argument, the book relies on a novel experiment conducted in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana to demonstrate that individual preferences change in ethnic and religious contexts. It then uses case illustrations from Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Sudan to highlight the strategic choices of leaders that ultimately shape the frames of conflict
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1974-
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McCauley, John F.
Dewey number
303.6096
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Ethnic conflict
  • Social conflict
  • Religious minorities
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion and politics
  • Africa
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The logic of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa, John F. McCauley, University of Maryland
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Contents
Part I -- A theory of mobilization differences in identity types -- Evidence from C�ote d'Ivoire and Ghana -- Observable implications -- Part II -- Theory of political choice -- Ethnic and religious identity in C�ote d'Ivoire's conflict -- Ethnicity and religion in Sudan's civil wars -- Ethnicity and religion in Nigeria's Biafran war -- Appendices
Control code
CR9781316796252
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316796252
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316796252
Label
The logic of ethnic and religious conflict in Africa, John F. McCauley, University of Maryland
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 25 May 2017)
Contents
Part I -- A theory of mobilization differences in identity types -- Evidence from C�ote d'Ivoire and Ghana -- Observable implications -- Part II -- Theory of political choice -- Ethnic and religious identity in C�ote d'Ivoire's conflict -- Ethnicity and religion in Sudan's civil wars -- Ethnicity and religion in Nigeria's Biafran war -- Appendices
Control code
CR9781316796252
Extent
1 online resource (xix, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781316796252
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781316796252

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